Thanks for the heads-up!
I’ve been hard at work on improving my software tools, and the latest iteration of the Fanatical scraper has received initial support for DRM tagging, among other things.
It’s the first time this version of the Fanatical code gets to run on a software bundle of this type, and DRM-Free is what it defaults to when it can’t find any indication of another DRM system, because Fanatical doesn’t seem to indicate DRM-Free explicitly, and on the bundles it was tested on, that was appropriate behavior.
Technically, IOBIT’s is a bundle of product keys, so I also felt DRM-Free was misleading, but I was busy with something else at that time, so it had to wait.
Speaking of surprises, Humble threw me a curveball of sorts today, with their first single-tier bundle since the redesign.
As is pretty well-known, the current Humble design is based on that convoluted ‘pile everything up together so they’ll pay more’
sch philosophy, the multi-tier code didn’t know how to add 2 and 2 anymore.
Over the course of the past few years, a number of bundlers (including Humble) have structured their pages in pretty logical ways, in fact the scrapers that started handling tiers with increasing degrees of automation, internally used a variable called
logical_tier, a name that coincidentally, finally disappeared today, with the latest passes of refactoring the Humble scraper (irony, is what I say).
Anyway, it was often the case multi-tier code could gracefully handle a single tier bundle.
Not so with Humble, who forced me to swallow a couple hacks in order to get the thing back on the road.
And that was one for the guys and gals who enjoy a challenge, by way of devblogs for financial software and inventory management systems.